Minor awarded undisclosed amount

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- The Minor Printing trial in Madill wrapped up Thursday.

Gary Minor was awarded an undisclosed amount of money to help move his business for the Highway 70 expansion.

Minor was requested the money because he said the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was not offering enough to help him move his business.

Minor had stated the state was only offering him only $49,000 for his parking lot where state officials plan to expand Highway 70.

ODOT now has 30 days to appeal.

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  • by Anonomous Location: Madill on Sep 4, 2007 at 12:31 PM
    Congratulations Gary, for standing up and fighting for yourself....maybe if more people would have stood up for themselves, the State would have made a reasonable offer in the first place. Sad day when they just think they can TAKE it. We're proud of you.
  • by Deb Location: Yukon on Sep 4, 2007 at 08:56 AM
    YEA! I am so glad this had a good ending! He has been in business for so long! I remember when the print shop started out where Radio Shack is now (I believe) in Madill. It would have been a shame to not have it turn out this way. He has been through a lot the last few years and now something good has come of it. It is what will keep him going! Too bad the old caboose is gone now.
  • by jimbo Location: lake texoma on Sep 1, 2007 at 03:16 PM
    i'm so proud that he continued to fight He fought for 2 long years and won, he deserves even more than he got for what they put him through. You got her done Gary and I am proud of you!
  • by Darla Location: Blanchard on Sep 1, 2007 at 03:04 PM
    I am so glad my uncle won his case, it almost killed him but what's right is right and he hung in there to prove it. no matter the aesthetics of his bldg!!!
  • by Madillitte. Location: Madill on Sep 1, 2007 at 06:36 AM
    It appears from the spelling on these comments from "Brad" and a few others, that the 2nd grade class has gotten hold of the computer again...What is gread? Is it a color of crayola? What does the way a sign looks like, have ANYTHING to do with the way a business is operated? Ignorance rears it's ugly head once again. Know the story, BEFORE you make a attempt (if that's what you want to call it) at posting a comment!!
  • by Charlie Location: Kingston on Aug 30, 2007 at 09:15 PM
    It's about time a Judge made the "RIGHT" decision. This man has been in business at this location for overe 30 yrs. The State should not have the right to bully people into giving up something they have worked so hard to gain. If more people had the "Backbone" and common sense to stand up to these "LAND THIEVES" our county would be a better place to live. CONGADULATIONS Mr. MINOR!!!
  • by James Location: Madill on Aug 30, 2007 at 05:42 PM
    Dont' judge Mr. Minor if you don't know him or haven't been in his shoes. You would probably be doing the same thing if you was in his place. For once somebody has stood up for what he believes in and now he is greedy for it. Come on! That business is his life. That is how he makes a living. Congrats, Mr. Minor for showing the state that they can't walk all over people. I am glad the judgement was in your favor. I know your customers are glad too.
  • by Christie Location: Lebanon on Aug 30, 2007 at 05:23 PM
    Mr. Minor was not just paid for the parking lot. It consisted of the BBQ business and a sign. When the state takes property for a condemnation case, the law requires them to make the client whole. That was the point Mr. Minor was trying to make. Taking his parking and not providing for another one is not right. How is your retirment funded? I would probably say from your job. Minor Printing is his job. That is his retirement. The jury members are the ones that awarded the amount they did. Therefore, they agreed with Mr. Minor. I am sure if you was in Mr. Minor's place, you would be doing the same thing. Where do you park at a business? The majority of the time in the front, not behind the building. That is the point Mr. Minor was trying to get across. About his business being run down, go look again. Greed is not Mr. Minor. Appearently you do not know him. He is fighting for what he believes in. He must be doing something right to receive the judgement he did. Good job, Mr. Minor.
  • by LYNNE Location: Madill on Aug 30, 2007 at 04:58 PM
    I dont believe Mr. Minor was Paid $49,000 for his parking lot, I believe it was for his BBQ business and the damage the state is going to do to his print shop. Would you want to pull up to Minor Printing and have to park on the right of way and take a chance of getting hit by traffic? Mr. Minor has a very good reputation and should get to keep his business and his clients just keep on coming. The state needs to mow there own yard and quit relying on the taxpayers to do it for them. Thanks Mr. Minor for being such an honest and trusting business man. I will continue to use you for printing, I wouldnt use anyone else.
  • by brad Location: oakland on Aug 30, 2007 at 08:06 AM
    Have you driven by his business? Just go and look at the sign that has hale damage all over it, MR. Minor has not taken the time to get it fixed so he cant take to much pride in the businss. It sounds like he is trying to get the state to fund his retirement. His parking lot is nopt very big and he cant replace it for $49,000 dollars then he is looking around at the wrong places. Enough is enough pay him the dollar and make a point that gread will not be rewarded any more. Mr. Minor be glad for what you had and stop trying to get a reitirment out of the State.
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